WWT Welney

Willow workshop with Jane Frost

Sat 1 April

Garden structures & basket forms

Using willow and other natural fibres learn to make pieces from plates, pots and baskets to decorative garden plant supports and willow arches.  Learn a variety of 'off loom' techniques for sculpture and hangings for interior or exterior pieces.

Time: 10am – 4pmwith a break for lunch; bring packed lunch or use the visitor centre café.

Cost: £45 plus £15 for basic materials.

Learn a new skill or develop your hobby further.  Willow weaving expert, Jane Frost, will help you achieve a selection of sample pieces showing a variety of techniques and some experimental pieces, combining weaving, wrapping and braiding.  For larger structures there is an outdoor area to work sheltered from rain, but it can get windy, hot or cold.  Suitable for all abilities. Students with previous experience will be able to make larger and more complex pieces.

Booking essential with full payment in advance.  Please make cheques payable to Jane Frost and send to:  32 Woodfen Road, Littleport, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB6 1JP.  If you have any questions please email Jane on Jane@FrostArt.co.uk or phone 01353 861944 or 07967 088 348. 

To book your place click here.

Additional information:

Tools and willow are provided but you may wish to bring some of the items listed below.

1.Scissors and string

2.Garden wire

3.Sharp knife - Stanley or craft

4.Gardening gloves (optional)

5.Any special threads or fabrics you’d like to use

6.Notebook, sketchbook, pens and pencils

Also, remember to wear suitable clothes.